Well hello there! As you may or may not have picked up on my blog title, my current total loss is back at 8 lbs. *sigh* I've been having a "moment" or maybe a group of "moments" lately with getting control over my weight. It's seriously been a roller coaster. It's been 4 months since I started this journey and I'm only down 8 lbs! That's enough to drive anyone insane, however I am not giving up. In all of my past attempts, there's been a common denominator....I stop trying. Each and every time I stop trying, I always end up having to start over. The picture above says exactly what I am going through right now. I'm not giving up, I'm not starting over. Right now I'm tightening up my game plan and going full speed ahead. So watch out world because I'm going to take a bite out of you!...(metaphorically....not literally...common misconception about us fat folks....contrary to popular belief, we don't want to eat everything....the world's included in that! *tehehehe*)
So an interesting thing happened to me on Monday that I can now laugh about, but at the time, it made me super po'd. Picture this....It's Monday (as if that isn't bad enough already)...You're at the gym...You have your earphones hooked up to your phone all ready to stream the new episodes of Orange is The New Black...You step onto the freshly disinfected treadmill...Suddenly out of no where a personal trainer makes eye contact with you...You fumble to try and make it look like you didn't see them and turn around and before you know it BAM! They hopped on the treadmill next to you! True story bro. I removed my earbuds, and reached out to her already extended hand to complete the inevitable handshake. She starts making small talk with me. It went a little something like this:
~~~Overzealous Trainer (OT): "Soooo, what are you doing today?"
~~~Me: "Um...well...I'm on the treadmill, so I'm hoping to get some exercise in"
~~~OT: "That's great, what in particular are you working on?"
~~~Me: "My stamina, trying to mainly improve my health"
~~~OT: "So are there areas you'd like to see improvement on?"
~~~Me: (this isn't my first rodeo. I know she wants me to say my weight, but I wasn't quite willing to give in at that moment) "Um....well...I've lost a good amount of inches. I'm just really focused on getting healthy and off medications"
~~~OT: "But is there something you aren't seeing, something you are missing?"
~~~Me: (I quickly realize at this point she's not going to leave me alone until I say weight loss, so I oblige in order to move on with my workout) "My weight is just coming off slowly"
~~~OT: "What if I told you I could change your life"
~~~Me: *eye roll* "I would ask you how much that will cost me"
Fast forward to her now having my phone number and texting me to set up a 1 on 1 training session. I know she's just doing her job, she has to make a living too, but the part that irritated me about all this is the fact that I realized I was a target. I wasn't po'd at anyone but myself. Because of the fact that I'm a fat girl in a gym, it's open hunting season for personal trainers to hound me. When I say it's not my first rodeo, I mean I've been there, done that at this same gym! Had a personal trainer contact me in a similar fashion, before I knew it I was signed up for nearly $2k in sessions, classes, nutrition training etc. After 6 months of doing all of that, I lost only 21 lbs, had trainers puzzled as well as the nutritionist. I'm not about to go down that same road again! There were literally hundreds of others in the gym, and I happened to be the lottery winner I suppose. Which leads me to yet another "what I look forward to when I lose the 115 lbs" point.....I look forward to not being an easy target for personal trainers at the gym. I just want to be able to go in, do my workout, and leave. Is that too much to ask for?!?!
Do you have any personal trainer stories you'd like to share? Please do, I'd love to hear them!